Pin messages and bookmark links

You can pin messages and bookmark links in any channel or direct message (DM) for easy reference. Pinned messages are a great way to highlight existing messages in a conversation, while bookmarks make it easy to keep track of links. All members of a conversation can access pinned messages and bookmarks in the conversation header.

Screenshot of the bookmarks bar in a Slack channel

Tip: Need to keep track of something just for yourself? Save a message or file instead.


Manage pinned messages

Pin a message

  1. From your desktop, hover over the message you'd like to pin.
  2. Click the  three dots icon.
  3. Select Pin to channel, or Pin to this conversation in a DM.


Remove a pinned message

  1. From your desktop, open a channel or DM, then click Pinned messages in the conversation header.
  2. Hover over the message you'd like to un-pin and click the  close icon.
  3. Click Remove pinned item to confirm. If you remove items that were pinned by other members, they'll receive a Slackbot message letting them know.

Note: You can also pin messages from your mobile device. Tap and hold a message, then select Pin Message or Pin to Conversation.


Manage bookmarks

Add a bookmark

  1. From your desktop, open a channel or DM.
  2. Click  Add a bookmark in the conversation header and select Add a bookmark to this channel.
  3. Paste a link, then add a name and emoji to display.
  4. Click Add.


Create a folder for bookmarks

  1. From your desktop, open a channel or DM.
  2. Right-click the bookmarks bar and select Create Folder.
  3. Enter a name for your folder and click Create.
  4. Drag and drop bookmarks into a folder to add them.


Edit or delete a bookmark or folder

  1. From your desktop, open a channel or DM.
  2. Right-click the bookmark or folder and select Edit or Delete.
  3. Make your changes and click Save, or click Delete to confirm.

Tip: You can rearrange bookmarks and pinned messages by dragging and dropping them in the conversation header.